A NORTH EAST farm will be ablaze with activity this weekend (2 November), with a huge Bonfire Night celebration for the whole family.

Following the success of last year’s event, The Big Blaze returns to Lintz Hall Farm, near Burnopfield, on Saturday 2 November.

And fire and angle grinding shows, live music, street theatre, fireworks and a giant bonfire are just some of the activities lined up to entertain visitors.

Anyone with little ones can make the most of a range of games in the barn, or keep the Halloween spirit alive for a little longer with spooky street theatre and a family-friendly version of the iScream scare maze.

Stage shows, magicians, fairground rides and a huge food and drink village are on offer throughout the evening, with vendors including Hatch 76, Tango Burgers, Parm-O-Rama, Hadrian’s Pizza, Little Fishy, Smokie Joe’s, Geordie Bangers and Med Head.

Visitors can also indulge with mulled wine and cider, try a selection of beers from Wylam Brewery and visit Gin and Tipi or Psycho Sid’s gin and fizz bar.

And fancy dress is strongly encouraged, with prizes for the best costumes and a professional photography station and photo booth to capture the moment.

Richard Tulip, of 700 Acres Ltd, which also organised last year’s sold-out event, is confident there’s something for all ages to enjoy.

“Everyone loves a fireworks display at this time of year and we’re working with an award-winning company to create something really spectacular set to music,” said Richard.

“There’s a packed programme of entertainment from start to finish, with plenty of things to do outdoors, along with our heated indoor area where visitors can grab a bite to eat and enjoy the performers.

“It wouldn’t be Bonfire Night without huge flames and we’ve been building our woodpile for months, so it’s sure to be a spectacular sight when we light it.”

The Big Blaze takes place from 4pm until late and is organised in association with Gateshead College.

Tickets start at £5 and the event is free for those under the age of two. Car parking passes are available for £5.

For more information or to purchase, visit www.psycho-path.co.uk.